Josh Hill (footballer)

Josh Hill (born 19 January 1989) is a former professional Australian rules footballer who played for the Western Bulldogs and West Coast Eagles in the Australian Football League (AFL).

Josh Hill
Personal information
Full name Josh Hill
Date of birth (1989-01-19) 19 January 1989
Place of birth Broome, Western Australia, Australia
Original team(s) Claremont (WAFL)
Draft 61st overall, 2006 National Draft (Western Bulldogs)
Height 185 cm (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 86 kg (190 lb)
Position(s) Forward
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2007–2011 Western Bulldogs 066 0(75)
2012–2017 West Coast 107 (151)
Total 173 (226)
Representative team honours
Years Team Games (Goals)
2009 Indigenous All-Stars 1 (0)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2017.
2 State and international statistics correct as of 2009.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Career

Originally from Broome in the Kimberley region of Western Australia,[1] Hill moved to Perth, where he attended Trinity College. He was zoned to Claremont in the West Australian Football League (WAFL), but did not play a senior game for the club.[2]

He was drafted by the Western Bulldogs with selection 61 in the 2006 National Draft, and made his AFL debut in round 17 of the 2007 season against the West Coast Eagles. In round two, 2008, Hill was named the Rising Star nominee.[3] In 2009, Hill played 23 games, kicking 33 goals as a half-forward flanker and forward pocket. Hill struggled for form in 2010 and 2011, playing 24 games between the two seasons, and kicking 26 goals.[4]

Hill was traded to the West Coast Eagles in October 2011 in exchange for the 49th pick overall in the 2011 National Draft.[5] He made his debut for West Coast in round one of the 2012 season, scoring three goals.[6] Hill again kicked three goals in the second round of the season, against Melbourne.[7]

Hill was delisted by West Coast at the conclusion of the 2017 season.[8]

Family

Hill is the second cousin of Fremantle's Stephen and Bradley Hill.[9]

References

  1. Josh Hill – kimberleypage.com.au. Published 1 May 2011. Retrieved 17 October 2011.
  2. H – wafl.com.au. Retrieved 17 October 2011.
  3. Jennifer Witham, NAB AFL Rising Star: round 2, AFL BigPond Network, 1 April 2008. Retrieved on 6 April 2008.
  4. Josh Hill – AFLTables. Retrieved 17 October 2011.
  5. Trades as they happen Archived 18 October 2011 at the Wayback Machine – afl.com.au. Published 17 October 2011. Retrieved 17 October 2011.
  6. Eagles soar over dogs Archived 4 April 2012 at the Wayback Machine – Australian Football League. Published 1 April 2012. Retrieved 1 April 2012.
  7. West Coast Eagles vs. Melbourne Archived 20 May 2012 at the Wayback Machine – Australian Football League. Published 7 April 2012. Retrieved 7 April 2012.
  8. King, Travis (25 October 2017). "Five Eagles axed as cleanout continues". AFL.com.au. Bigpond. Retrieved 25 October 2017.
  9. https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/sport/afl/a/14447089/hill-v-hill-as-cousins-clash/
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